Kingston University

Address: Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE


Telephone: 020 8417 9000

Vice Chancellor: Professor Julius Weinberg

The mission of Kingston University is to:

- promote participation in higher education, which it regards as a democratic entitlement;
- strive for excellence in learning, teaching and research;
- realise the creative potential and fire the imagination of all its members; and
- equip its students to make effective contributions to society and the economy.

Although this statement was first made about 10 years ago, it continues to sum up the University’s key aspirations – widening participation, excellence in teaching and research, and enabling graduates to pursue successful careers as well as being active citizens.

Recent news from Kingston University

15 April: Kingston University academic Dr Nick Freestone named Society of Biology's Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year
An associate professor from Kingston University has been honoured for outstanding commitment to his students.

10 April: Kingston University produces more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in United Kingdom for fifth year running
A recent study from the Higher Education Statistics Agency has revealed that Kingston has the highest number of graduate start-up businesses across 150 higher education institutions in the United …

26 March: Community welcomes plans to transform Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus with new landmark building
The local community, as well as staff and students at Kingston University, have welcomed a proposed new and #163;55m landmark building in the town.

21 March: Environmental hazards and disaster management expert shares experience of working on frontline of Surrey flood response with his Kingston University students
Environmental hazards and disaster management students from Kingston University have been getting a first-hand insight into the challenges of co-ordinating some of the emergency response efforts …

19 March: Kingston Business School expert predicts many of Chancellor George Osborne's budget measures will have little impact
As Britain reacts to George Osborne's budget, including moves designed to boost the incomes of pensioners and savers hit by low interest rates, a Kingston academic says that, with an election …